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Briefs, Not New Hearing, Ordered in Medina Spirit Case

Tue, 2022-11-29 21:17
An order entered in the Medina Spirit disqualification appeal indicates the case is unlikely to be tried a second time following the recusal of the original hearing officer. Instead, the new hearing officer can act based on the existing record.

Archangel Gabriel Tops Day 1 at 800,000gns at Tatts

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
It was one of those nights at Tattersalls Nov. 28 as the opening session of the highly anticipated December Mare Sale drew a heaving crowd and a slew of significant prices.

Luis Saez Earns First Churchill Fall Meet Riding Title

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
After narrowly topping Tyler Gaffalione last month in a thrilling finish in the jockey’s race at Keeneland, Luis Saez did it again—in come-from-behind fashion—securing the Churchill Downs fall title in the final two days of the meet.

Keeneland Library's BC Exhibit Takes Step Back in Time

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
Though this year's Breeders' Cup may be in the rearview, its memories can still be viewed in the 'Breeders' Cup at Keeneland' exhibit at the Keeneland Library which was set up during the September Yearling Sale and will be taken down in a few weeks. 

Emerald Downs Announces 2023 Live Racing Season

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
The 2023 season features 20 Saturdays, 19 Sundays, 11 Fridays, and two Mondays. Opening Day shares billing with the 148th Kentucky Derby with a special 1 p.m. PT first post at Emerald Downs.

TAA Launches Holiday Giving Campaign

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Holiday Giving Campaign begins tomorrow, November 29th, on Giving Tuesday and runs through December 31, 2022.

'Transformed' Turf Course Debuts Dec. 1 at Gulfstream

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
Leif Dickinson wants to correct anyone who believes a "new" turf course will be unveiled Dec. 1 at Gulfstream Park.

Jockeys and Jeans Stallions Season Sale Begins Jan. 10

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
This is the only Stallion Season Auction that brings together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Stallions in one sale, and one in which all proceeds go to help former jockeys who suffered catastrophic, career-ending injuries.

Live Racing Begins Nov. 30 at Turfway Park

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
Turfway Park is well known for its horse racing history in Northern Kentucky, and after two years of rebuilding, the track is thrilled to welcome back live racing fans Wednesday, Nov. 30, with the first post time scheduled for 6:15 p.m. ET.

Santa Anita to Continue 'Ship & Win' Program

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
With Santa Anita Park's Classic Meet opening day looming Dec. 26, the track will again offer significant bonuses to horsemen bringing out of state horses to run at Santa Anita this winter and spring via a Ship & Win program.

Tourist Relocates to Rockridge Stud for 2023

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
Tourist, a grade 1 winning son of Tiznow who earned $2,170,340 and holds the record for the fastest time in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), is relocating to Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., for the 2023 season.

Tattersalls December to Decide Saffron Beach's Fate

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam faces an anxious wait to see whether her stable star and dual grade 1 winner Saffron Beach will fly overseas Dec. 3 with the filly's participation in the Dec. 11 Hong Kong Mile (G1) up in the air.

Forte Top Singular Choice in Second Derby Future Wager

Mon, 2022-11-28 21:17
With the Kentucky Derby (G1) still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of "All Other Colts and Geldings from the 2020 Foal Crop" closed as the odds-on 4-5 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Defunded Stumbles Early, but Pulls Away in Native Diver

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Out of the gate, Go Joe Won set himself apart from the six-horse field of 3-year-olds and up. Defunded stumbled out of the gate and fell behind. Edwin Maldonado quickly collected himself and his horse, quickly looking to make up lost ground. 

Trademark Splashes Home in Commonwealth Turf Stakes

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Scratched out of the Clark Stakes (G1) two days earlier, the racing gods gave trainer Vicky Oliver just what she was looking for when the $300,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes was pulled off the turf the morning of Nov. 27.

Candy Overload Finds Sweet Success in Kennedy Road

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Candy Overload was full of run late to break his stakes maiden in the Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds and up Nov. 27 at Woodbine.

Star Devine Much The Best in Autumn Days Stakes

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Larry Goichman's Star Devine scored her second career stakes triumph with a prominent victory for trainer Jorge Abreu in the $150,000 Autumn Days over Aqueduct Racetrack's outer turf course Nov. 27. 

Living Legend Lava Man Settles into Old Friends

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Under a warm, late autumn sun that peeked out over a partly cloudy sky at Old Friends, nearly 200 people welcomed legendary multiple grade 1 winner and track pony extraordinaire Lava Man to his new Georgetown, Ky., home.

Seventeen Stakes Highlight Laurel Park Winter Meet

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Laurel Park will greet the new year with a total of 17 stakes worth $1.7 million in purses, led by the $250,000 General George (G3) and $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3), during its 2023 winter meet that kicks off Jan. 1.

Traffic Gods Smile on Vela Azul in Japan Cup Victory

Sun, 2022-11-27 21:17
Vela Azul found running room between horses in a crowded stretch run to win the 42nd running of the Japan Cup over favorite Shahryar.